Tag Archives: Ciudad Juarez

New Mexico-Chihuahua border brouhaha

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez listens as Chihuahua Gov. Cesar Duarte talks about development of the emerging Jeronimo-Santa Teresa borderplex. (Photo courtesy of the state of Chihuahua.)

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez listens as Chihuahua Gov. Cesar Duarte talks about development of the emerging Jeronimo-Santa Teresa borderplex. (Photo courtesy of the state of Chihuahua.)

Binational development raises ire in Juárez

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In the aftermath of a media blitz staged by the state governments of New Mexico and Chihuahua to jointly promote the development of the emerging San Jeronimo-Santa Teresa borderplex,  a sharp polemic over the project has rekindled in Ciudad Juárez.

Defending Ciudad Juárez history and culture

The iconic Downtown Mercado Juárez, above, and areas along Avenida Benito Juárez and 16 of September Avenue are targets of a group that wants to preserve and restore historic Juárez landmarks. (Rio Grande Digital file photo)

The iconic Downtown Mercado Juárez, above, and areas along Avenida Benito Juárez and 16 of September Avenue are targets of a group that wants to preserve and restore historic Juárez landmarks. (Rio Grande Digital file photo)

Several years after the city began razing buildings on Avenida Juárez and adjoining Mariscal Street, the old red light district, empty lots and some new parking spaces are the only visible replacements to the old constructions.

Kent Paterson

Frontera NorteSur

In the crisis-ridden rubble of downtown Ciudad Juárez, a group of citizens is arising to restore the cultural vitality and legacy of the Mexican border city. Called Juaritos de mis Recuerdos, or Juárez of My Memories, the year-old organization staged a demonstration Aug. 4 in front of one of the historic buildings it proposes to rescue: the long-closed and decaying Victoria Theater on September 16 Avenue.

A visual journey into the heart and soul of Ciudad Juárez

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In recent pieces, FNS has mentioned the revitalization project that is underway in the historic downtown of Ciudad Juárez. The state-city plan moves forward, with workmen now engaged in constructing a controversial train tunnel/underpass. Long-time border activist and independent filmmaker Richard Boren has captured images of a changing downtown and some of the people who are struggling to maintain a local character in the heart and soul of Juárez.

Mexico’s choice: Peña Nieto or Lopez Obrador

Kent Paterson

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With less than three weeks remaining before Mexicans elect new leaders on July 1, the presidential race appears to have narrowed between Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)  and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of a three-party coalition united in the Progressive Movement.

US officials to meet with slain teen’s family

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Just two days before the two year anniversary of their son’s death — shot dead on Mexican soil by a US Border Patrol agent — the family of teenager Sergio Adrian Hernandez Güereca will meet with officials from the US Department of Justice, according to a report.

Femicide on international trial again

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Juárez has been plagued by a series of femicides bordering on epedemic proportions. These pink crosses are memorials and warnings. They are all over Juárez. (Photo courtesy Miami Workers Center under Creative Commons license. License details below)

Kent Paterson

Frontera NorteSur

One March day back in 2009, 18-year-old Monica Janeth Alanis went to school at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez. She has not been seen or heard from since then by her family. More than three years later, the missing student’s parents, Ricardo Alanis and Olga Esparza, still have no leads on the whereabouts of their daughter, according to the father. Worse yet, Mexican law enforcement authorities have “paid no attention to us,”  Alanis charged, as he walked around a university auditorium with sad eyes and a large poster of Monica covering his body. 

The Mexican state goes on trial in Ciudad Juárez

Kent Paterson

Frontera NorteSur

Sagas detailing the wholesale destruction of families, communities, cultures and Mother Earth itself were publicly aired in Ciudad Juárez this week, when hundreds of people met to put the Mexican state on trial for social, economic and environmental assaults.

International rights tribunal holds hearings in Juárez

Rio Grande Digital

The lawlessness and brutal violence on the border has long drawn the attention of the world press, but now international attention has been focused on Juárez and Chihuahua state in a more formal way.

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